Latest Announcement from EPA Regarding Chlorinated Paraffins

September 30, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced yesterday a postponement until mid-2017 on production of mid (C14-17) and long C(18-20)-chain chlorinated paraffins.

The decision was disclosed by Maria Doa – Director, Chemical Control Division US EPA, at a Metal Removal Fluids conference held yesterday outside Chicago where she was a keynote speaker.

She also confirmed that the deadline is for manufacture, not use, and that users will be able to continue using existing stocks after the 2017 date.

Dover, along with the Chlorinated Paraffins Industry Association (CPIA), has been working with industry trade associations, the Department of Defense, and congressional representatives to develop the case for retaining MCCPs/LCCPs versus the elimination of these products. Going forward, the EPA has requested critical use data and replacement chemistries to define how they will ultimately treat the MCCP / LCCP chemicals. Our focus will be to provide this information and continue the dialog with the USEPA toward a favorable resolution that best supports the environment AND the marketplace.

While the additional time granted by the EPA is very appreciated, we understand that additional work is needed, and we will use this additional time productively to advance an EPA compliant and market-friendly result. We will be having further discussions with EPA in this process, and will certainly keep you informed of all developments.

We greatly appreciate all the support this issue has received from the many industry trade groups that have been involved.

If you have any questions, please contact your Dover Chemical sales manager or myself.


Thomas Kelley – Global Business Director, Chlorinated Products
Dover Chemical Corp.
Cell 330-204-1827
Direct 330-365-3674

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Global Sales Meeting

Dover Chemical held its Global Sales Meeting September 16-18, 2015 at Atwood Lake Resort. Forty-three representatives were present including representatives from Amsterdam, China, Tokyo, UK, Belgium, England and across the United States. Sales Representatives gave territory reviews or regional presentations and Business Unit Managers gave reviews on each of the manufacturing areas for both the Dover, Ohio and Hammond, Indiana locations. In addition, Research & Development presented information on new products Dover is currently launching and future product developments. Other presentations included Operations review, current capital projects as well as future projects, Environmental, Health & Safety review, and Purchasing reviews on how the raw material market at both locations stands as well as projections for end of year and into 2016.

This event also marked the celebration of our owner and Chairman of the Board of ICC Industries, Dr. John Farber’s 90th birthday (August 23), with an celebration  at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas. Joining Dover for this celebration were State Representative Al Landis, Dover Mayor Richard Homrighausen and the Dover Chemical “CAP” members: Chris Abbuhl, Tuscarawas County Commissioner; Tim Turrelli, Dover Safety Director; and Greg Bair, Dover Councilman. Everyone was treated to dinner, followed by a showing of the “ICC-Dover 40th Anniversary” video. In honor of Dr. Farber’s birthday and in recognition of his lifetime accomplishments, Mayor Homrighausen issued a proclamation that August 23, 2015 be recognized as “Dr. John J. Farber Day”, urging everyone to offer congratulations on this occasion. We would like to extend a big “Thank You” to members of Dover High School’s orchestra for providing the music for the evening.

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New Thermal Stabilizer for Food Contact Applications

July 2015 – Dover Chemical Corporation has received FDA clearance for Doverphos® LGP-11 antioxidant as a thermal stabilizer in single- and repeated-use linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) films and high density polyethylene (HDPE) articles in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use A through H, at loading levels in polymer up to 2000 ppm.

Doverphos LGP-11 is a proprietary high molecular weight phosphite that is suitable as an alternative to TNPP, or any other phosphite additive in any polyolefin application. Doverphos LGP-11 is also recommended for use in other resin systems such as SBS, SBR, urethanes and PVC. Doverphos LGP-11 is unique in that it contains no alkylphenol components, has superior color hold, has low migration due to its polymeric nature, and is composed of biodegradable raw materials.
“The fact that LGP-11 is not produced from alkylphenols provides benefits that are unprecedented by any other phosphite on the market today,” noted Dr. Mick Jakupca, Director of Research and Development at Dover Chemical Corporation. “Most antioxidants are composed of or contain alkylphenols. Alkylphenols, as a general class of chemicals, are a focus of both consumer and regulatory organizations. Doverphos LGP-11 was engineered to offer the global plastics market a viable long-term alkylphenol-free alternative chemistry.

“Dover Chemical Corporation has a long history of developing truly novel products and processes that address the concerns of our customers and consumers. The polymeric nature of this product has routinely demonstrated in laboratory and large-scale testing the reduction and/or elimination of plateout and blooming of the antioxidant in blown and cast film applications, which has been an industry-wide problem for decades.”
Matthew Fender, Business Manager of Polymer Additives, added: “Dover Chemical Corporation, as do most of our customers, strongly believe this new platform of Liquid Green Chemistry, which contains no alkylphenols, is a paradigm leap forward for the future of antioxidant systems for all polymers globally. Doverphos LGP-11 was designed to meet long-term global market needs and receiving full FDA clearance is certainly an important milestone for all of us.”

For information, visit or call 330-343-7711.
Dover, Ohio-based Dover Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of New York-based ICC Industries Inc., a global leader in the manufacturing, marketing and trading of chemical, plastic and pharmaceutical products. Founded as an international trading enterprise, ICC now has manufacturing facilities in the United States and Europe.

Dover Chemical Corporation is a leading producer of polymer additives, liquid and solid chlorinated paraffins, liquid and solid antioxidants (including organophosphites), flame retardants and additives for water-based or oil-based coatings and metalworking fluids. The company sells its products in the U.S. and Canada from its headquarters location and to the rest of the world through ICC Trading Inc. For more information, contact: Dover Chemical Corporation, 3676 Davis Road NW, Dover, Ohio 44622; phone 800.321.8805; web

Chlorez®, Chlorowax®, Hordaresin®, Doverguard®, Doverlube®, Dovernox®, Doverphos®, Doverphos HiPure®, Doversperse®, Emulamid®, Inversol®, Kloro®, Lube Booster®, Mayco Base®, Maysperm®, Maychlor®, Maysyn®, Paroil®, Syncheck® and Synkad® are trade names of the Dover Chemical Corporation.

Dover Chemical Corporation will be present at these upcoming trade shows:
• Polyolefin Additives 2015 (Europe); Oct. 20-22, 2015, Cologne, Germany
• Polyethylene Films 2016 (AMI); Feb. 2-4, 2016, Daytona Beach, FL
• International Polyolefins Conference 2016 (RETEC); Feb. 21-24, 2016, Houston, TX

Company Contacts:

Dr. Mick Jakupca
Director of Research and Development
Dover Chemical Corporation

W. Matthew Fender
Business Manager – Polymer Additives
Dover Chemical Corporation
Agency Contact:

Ty J. Simmelink
Vice President Account Services
Whitemyer Advertising, Inc.


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Akron Rubber Ducks Baseball Game

On Sunday, July 12, Dover employees and their families were treated to an Akron Rubber Ducks baseball game and picnic lunch. The game got underway after about an hour rain delay, with the Rubber Ducks losing to the Reading Fightin’ Phils 7-2.

Visit our Facebook page to see all the photos from the day.

Welcome Dover Chem

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Dwain Colvin Receives Kent State University at Tuscarawas Distinguished Alumni Award

Dover Chemical President, Dwain Colvin, received the Kent State University at Tuscarawas Distinguished Alumni Award for 2014-2015. This award is presented to graduates from the Tuscarawas Campus who have excelled in their careers and in service to the community.

Congratulations, Dwain!

Dwain receiving Kent award

Dwain 2015 Kent Tusc Distinguished Alumni Award

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Regulatory Update on Chlorinated Paraffins

Please click on the link below for a regulatory update on chlorinated paraffins:

Chlorinated Paraffins Regulatory Update, April 2015

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STLE 70th Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Visit us at booth #417 at STLE at the Omni Dallas Hotel, May 17-21, 2015.

Dover Chemical’s John Nussbaumer will be presenting “Synergies of VLCCP’S with Sulfur, Nitrogen and Phosphorous Containing Additives” at the Commercial Marketing Forum on Monday, May 18 at 2:00 pm.

STLE Dallas 2015

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